By Terry McCormick
Portland Police pulled over a car for speeding and intercepted a drug dealing operation as a part of the traffic stop.
On June 20, Officer Charles Hope pulled over a Toyota Prius at Richland Park for going 41 mph in a 30-mph zone. As Hope approached driver Bradlee Greene, 21, of 330 Fountain Head Road, Portland, he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Three occupants, Greene, his 17-year-old girlfriend and Regina Bolton, 31, of the same residence as Greene, were removed from the car while a search was conducted.
Police found multiple syringes, including one that was loaded, a tin with one-tenth of a gram of meth, plus another gram of meth, a baggie with two grams of marijuana and another baggie with three grams of marijuana, plus a digital scale and a pipe commonly used to smoke meth.
When questioned, Bolton admitted to police that she had been riding with Greene and the juvenile female distributing meth throughout the city. She indicated that Greene and the juvenile had the drugs and that she was providing customers in which to sell the drugs.
The juvenile female corroborated the story and also said that Bolton had been using her phone to reach out to individuals to sell the narcotics.
A search of the phone revealed text messages that confirmed the stories.
The suspects were charged with possession of meth for resale, possession of marijuana for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greene and Bolton were also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Greene and Bolton were transported to the Sumner County Jail, where bond was set at $35,000 apiece. Both are due in Sumner County General Sessions Court on July 9 to answer to the charges.